Medal of Excellence

The American Association of Kidney Patients’ (AAKP) Medal of Excellence is the highest honor for kidney healthcare professionals and is designed to elevate national and international figures who have been in the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment. The award recognizes professionals who are committed to improving and extending the lives of all  kidney patients through advocacy, research, technology and quality-driven  treatments that protect patient dignity and fully align with patient aspirations. This prestigious award program recognizes a variety of professionals within the health care team including: nephrologists, transplant surgeons, transplant professionals, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.

Call for 2020 Medal of Excellence Award Nominations is Now Open!

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE SPONSORSHIP 

Want to become a sponsor of the Medal of Excellence? Sponsors receive a variety of benefits and will be recognized for their support throughout the entire year at all Medal of Excellence Program events which will be hosted in conjunction with a number of health care professional meetings and events. For questions about sponsorship, please contact Erin Kahle, director of Stakeholder Operations, Center for Patient Engagement & Advocacy (P) 813-400-2393 (F) 813-636-8122 (E) ekahle@aakp.org

2020 Medal of Excellence Award Presentations

AAKP will  honor the 2020 recipients at events hosted throughout the year in front of a community of their peers.

American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium January 9 - 12 in Miami, FL

National Association of Nephrology Technicians Dialysis Tech ConneXion Annual Conference March 3 - 6 in Las Vegas, NV

Renal Physicians Association’s Annual Meeting, Medal of Excellence Award Dinner March 19 - 22 in Baltimore, MD

American Society of Transplantation Town Hall May 30 - June 3 in Philadelphia, PA  

AAKP Congratulates 2019 Award Recipients

PHYSICIAN CATEGORY
Stephen Z. Fadem, MD, FACP, FASN, Kidney Associates LLC (Houston, TX)

TRANSPLANT SURGEON CATEGORY
Sherilyn Gordon, MD, FACS, Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
presented posthumous

TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
Ronald Gill, PhD, Colorado Center for Transplantation Care (Aurora, CO)

NURSING CATEGORY
Barbara Casazza, FNP, The Rogosin Institute (Woodside, NY)

 

SOCIAL WORK CATEGORY
Renee Bova-Collis, MSW, LCSW, Quality Insights Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Richmond, VA)

DIETETIC CATEGORY
Stacey Phillips, RD, Mercy Health (Grand Rapids, MI)

DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN CATEGORY
Dwelyn Williams, CCHT, DaVita Kidney Care (Orlando, FL)

 

Past Award Recipients

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Past Award Winners